Creative Writing Courses at Georgia State University

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Creative Writing Courses

The creative writing degree program at Georgia State University offers students instruction on the process and techniques of composing literary pieces such as short stories, poetry, novels, personal essays, and more. Students who graduate from the creative writing degree program may pursue a writing career as an essayist, novelist, editor, creative writing teacher, poet, human interest feature writer, and more. Courses in the program include technical and editorial skills, literary criticism, and the marketing of completed manuscripts. Get more details below including other Georgia colleges that offer creative writing courses.

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Students Enrolled in the Creative Writing Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Georgia State University offers a master's degree program in creative writing.

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male2
Female1

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
White3

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Creative Writing program at Georgia State University, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, english language and literature teachers, postsecondary employment is expected to grow at a rate of 10.4% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
    • Total Employment: 580
    • Average Annual Salary: $54740

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other

Description

All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

Editors

Description

Plan, coordinate, or edit content of material for publication. May review proposals and drafts for possible publication. Includes technical editors.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, editors employment is expected to shrink at a rate of -5.3% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
    • Total Employment: 1
    • Average Hourly Rate: $23.57
    • Average Annual Salary: $49030

Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers

Description

Create original written works, such as scripts, essays, prose, poetry or song lyrics, for publication or performance.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, poets, lyricists and creative writers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 2.3% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
    • Total Employment: 490
    • Average Hourly Rate: $31.17
    • Average Annual Salary: $64840

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Creative Writing Programs in Georgia

Creative Writing programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Emory University

Atlanta, GA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 17 students completed this program

Programs

  • Creative Writing (B)

Agnes Scott College

Decatur, GA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 16 students completed this program

Programs

  • Creative Writing (B)

Reinhardt University

Waleska, GA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Creative Writing (B)

Berry College

Mount Berry, GA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Creative Writing (B)

Mercer University

Macon, GA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Creative Writing (B)

Georgia College & State University

Milledgeville, GA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 11 students completed this program

Programs

  • Creative Writing (M)
  • Rhetoric and Composition (M)

Young Harris College

Young Harris, GA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Creative Writing (B)

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
56.65%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
94%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
21:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$7,112